Arizona sludge/desert metallers HEALING MAGIC will release their Volume I: Fire full-length via Blood Blast on May 27th.
HEALING MAGIC are a natural force of raw sludge, splicing fuzzed-out riffage, ritualistic rhythms, and colossal heaviness amidst drifts of smoke and psychedelics. The duo, hailing from the deserts of Arizona, take influence from the majesty of the mountains, mesas, and spirit of the Canyon State, imparting the music with a blazing desert vibe. Each song is like a trip into a dark fantasy world, a world teeming with a sense of despair, urgency, and unknown dangers. Truly a unique sound, rife with crunching overdrive that is only complimented by subtle melodies and epic song structuring.
Riff-writer and storyteller Igor Amadeus Cavalera wields his guitar and array of amplifiers like a powerful mage, blasting out sonic magic through his speakers while also commanding incantations, shrieking like a witch, and chanting in ways that will leave you entranced under his spell. Drum and cymbal destroyer Johnny Valles smashes and crashes like a hammer wielding warrior, delivering earth shattering drumbeats with ease, and holding down rhythms that shake the very building he’s in. The duo together is a true marvel to witness live, and nearly impossible to believe that so much raw noise and energy could come from just two people. A magic all their own.
Lyrically, the band is centered around the story of The Healer and The Tyrant, in an ever-constant struggle between light and dark. Volume 1: Fire is the first album in the epic saga which will unfold in the years to come. Dealing heavily in mysticism, adventure and pain, the words are sure to strike a chord with you as much as the music.
Comments Cavalera, “Volume 1: Fire was as spectacular to create as it is to listen to now. It truly showcases what Johnny and I are capable of and sets the stage for our four-album saga. Immerse yourself into the story of The Healer; a tale of adventure, knowledge, spirituality and loss, accompanied by a roaring soundscape. As fiery and blazing as the barren Arizona wastes, it will leave you scorched!”
Adds Valles, “The writing of this album is something I’ll cherish forever. The hard work and dedication that went into this shines from beginning to end and it sets the perfect, aural atmosphere for this triumphant tale.”
In advance of the release of Volume 1: Fire, HEALING MAGIC has unveiled, “A Guiding Flame (In A Dim Corridor).” Stream it at THIS LOCATION.
Volume 1: Fire was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin and will be released digitally with physical editions to follow at a later date. Find digital preorders at THIS LOCATION.
Volume 1: Fire Track Listing:
- Mystic Desert
- Smoke Horns
- Resting Beside Embers
- A Guiding Flame (In A Dim Corridor)
- Wolf Coven
- The Lion’s Throne
- Solar Valley
- Leaving Ashes
Coinciding with the release of Volume I: Fire, HEALING MAGIC will appear on Max And Iggor Cavalera’s 2022 Return Beneath Arise US Tour! The month-long journey runs from May 22nd in Albuquerque, New Mexico and runs through June 25th in Tempe, Arizona. Additional support will be provided by Destruction, Warbringer, and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. As an added bonus, the CD version of HEALING MAGIC’s Volume I: Fire will be available for purchase throughout the tour. See all confirmed dates below.
HEALING MAGIC w/ Max And Iggor Cavalera’s 2022 Return Beneath Arise Tour:
5/22/2022 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM * w/ Destruction
5/23/2022 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
5/24/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
5/25/2022 The Hall – Little Rock, AR
5/26/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
5/27/2022 The Loud – Huntington, WC
5/28/2022 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/31/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
6/01/2022 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
6/02/2022 XL Live – Harrisburg, PA
6/03/2022 King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
6/04/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL
6/05/2022 Piere’s Event Center – Ft Wayne, IN
6/06/2022 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
6/07/2022 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO
6/08/2022 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
w/ Cephalic Carnage:
6/10/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
6/11/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/13/2022 Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom – Tacoma, WA
6/14/2022 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6/16/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
6/17/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
6/18/2022 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
6/21/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
6/22/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
6/23/2022 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/24/2022 Rockhouse Outside – El Paso, TX
6/25/2022 The Marquee – Temple, AZ
Igor Amadeus Cavalera – vocals, bass, guitar
Johnny Valles – drums